Man City ‘offer Benfica starlet Joao Felix dream contract’ – Manchester Evening News

Man City have offered Benfica’s talented teenage forward Joao Felix a ‘dream contract,’ according to reports.

Alongside Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, Felix is perhaps the most desired young talent in European football after a break through season in his native Portugal.

The 19-year-old scored 15 league goals in his debut season in 26 games to help clinch the league title for Benfica ahead of bitter rivals Porto.

It’s of little surprise that he is reportedly being chased by a host of Europe’s most elite clubs, including City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

Yet, according to Portuguese publication Record , via SportWitness, City have offered Felix a ‘dream contract’ worth €30m over five years.

It’s claimed Benfica realise it’s ‘impossible’ to keep their prized asset when he’s being offered so much and president Luís Filipe Vieira was resigned to losing the player in the past week.

 

Another report from Portugal, this time from newspaper Correio da Manhã , claims that it will be a  ‘decisive week’ in Felix’s future.

The forward will likely feature for Portugal when they take on the Netherlands in the Nations League final on Sunday evening and it’s claimed that he could decide on his next move in the following week once the game is out of the way.

Meanwhile, City are close to signing the son of Stoke City legend throw-in king Rory Delap, according to reports.

 

According to Sky Sports News, Liam Delap ‘is close to agreeing a deal to sign for the City Elite Development Squad from Derby County.

The 16-year-old is highly rated and is already playing for the Under-18s at club level.

He was also the top goal scorer for England under-16s in the Aegean Tournament in Turkey earlier this year.

 

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